Thursday, November 15, 2012

Quilted Fall Runner

I'm so, so happy to finally finish this project. This is one of the UFOs (unfinished objects) that has been sitting in my to-finish pile for more than a year - two quilted fall runners.

Quilted Fall Runner -

I started these lovely little runners last year - but ran out of time to get them done before Christmas was upon us. So I put them away for this year. And they're finally done...

Quilted Fall Runner -

Finishing it wasn't without its challenges. I think that's the reason I quit on it last year (besides running out of time between holidays) - it was too small as just a plain set of quilted squares. This year, I solved the problem by adding on the dark polka-dot fabric edges to give it a better width and length. Much better...

But in doing projects like this, where I don't have a pattern (which is why I have problems in the first place), I ran into a super-dumb problem...

Quilted Fall Runner -

Can you tell what the issue here is? It's that I sewed my little front-batting-back sandwich together incorrectly. Sigh. I never get that right the first time around. Luckily, I used a piece of brown fleece for the batting liner, so when I turned everything right-side out, the back was just a piece of brown fleece. So I left it. I'm impatient, remember? Tearing it apart to sew together correctly really didn't factor in for me.

It still turned out just fine, luckily. And I was able to correct the issue for the second runner. Both are pretty and cute and holding up my fall decor stuff.

And in sewing this project, I remembered how much I like to sew again. I'll have to do this more often...

Quilted Fall Runner -


  1. I love it. It's beautiful.

  2. Thank you Gina! I so appreciate your comments.


  3. I would like to invite you to join me at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

    I hope you can make it!
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick


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